New Jersey

June 11, 2019

MURPHY SIGNS BILL PROVIDING PANIC BUTTONS TO HOTEL STAFF

Hotels that offer more than 100 rooms will now be obligated to provide so-called “panic buttons” to staff members to help report an immediate problem, including sexual assault.  The measure passed unanimously in both the New Jersey Senate a...
June 10, 2019

LAWMAKERS PULL BILL IN TRENTON THAT WOULD HAVE EXPANDED MEDICAL POT

New Jersey lawmakers pulled a bill from a vote on Monday that would have greatly expanded the medical marijuana program.  The bill faced certain rejection by Governor Phil Murphy, so it was cancelled.  Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin told reporters that he will take a look at amendments offered by the Governor to see if an …

The post LAWMAKERS PULL BILL IN TRENTON THAT WOULD HAVE EXPANDED MEDICAL POT appeared first on 98.7 The Coast WCZT.

June 10, 2019

NEW JERSEY LAWMAKERS APPROVE BILL TO CLEAR OLD CRIMINAL RECORDS

State lawmakers have approved a new bill this week that would make it much easier for the state to eliminate the criminal records of one million people who were arrested on marijuana-related charges.  It’s still unclear if Governor Murphy will sign the measure into law.  New Jersey has one of the most difficult expungement processes …

The post NEW JERSEY LAWMAKERS APPROVE BILL TO CLEAR OLD CRIMINAL RECORDS appeared first on 98.7 The Coast WCZT.

June 10, 2019

UPDATE: TEEN DIES AFTER DROWNING IN LAGOON

A teenager who went swimming in a lagoon in the Barnegat Bay Saturday night has died.  The 15 year old high school sophomore went swimming with friends in Brick and never resurfaced.  He was pulled from the water and taken to a local hospital where he ...